Re: Boontling 'lingo'

Mark Pritchard (
Mon, 02 Dec 1996 10:47:19 -0800

David Kaye writes:
> Boonville indeed exists. It is also the home of Boontling, an
> authentic "lingo" or subset of a language used (mainly as a joke
> now) by the mountain people there.

Okay, smarty, what's the difference between a "lingo" and a
creole, a patois, and a dialect? (I'm cross-posting this to
sci.anthropology in hopes of a real answer, no disrepect
meant to Kaye.)